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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Location of Originals
  • Scope and Content Note
  • Biography

  • Title: Nikolai Vasil'evich Orlov writings
    Date: 1940
    Collection Number: 2000C108
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: Russian
    Physical Description: 2 microfilm reels (0.3 linear feet)
    Abstract: Relates to the Russian imperial Zaamurskii okrug Otdel'nogo korpusa progranichnoi strazhi.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Orlov, Nikolai Vasil'evich


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Nikolai Vasil'evich Orlov Writings, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2000.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Location of Originals

    Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.

    Scope and Content Note

    This collection consists of a manuscript history of the Zaamurskii okrug Otdel'nogo korpusa pogranichnoi strazhi, 1898-1917, compiled by one of its officers.
    Detailed processing and preservation microfilming for these materials were made possible by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and by matching funds from the Hoover Institution and Museum of Russian Culture. The grant also provides depositing a microfilm copy in the Hoover Institution Archives. The original materials remain in the Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco as its property. A transfer table indicating corresponding box and reel numbers is available at the Hoover Institution Archives.
    The Hoover Institution assumes all responsibility for notifying users that they must comply with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17 United States Code) and Hoover Rules for the Use and Reproduction of Archival Materials.


    Colonel N. V. Orlov served most of his military career in the Zaamurskii okrug Otdel'nogo korpusa pogranichnoi strazhi (Transamur district of the Russian border guard), and commanded its Fourteenth Regiment during the First World War.
    His handwritten history of the Zaamurtsy covers the history of this district and its troops from its formation in 1898 until its dissolution (along with the entire Russian army) in 1917. Following this dissolution, Orlov returned to Harbin, where in 1918 he participated in forming a new unit to guard the Chinese Eastern Railway. This Okhrannaia strazha disarmed the pro-Bolshevik railroad regiments then in place, and formed the basis for the military force of the Chinese Eastern Railway. When Chinese troops took over its barracks in March 1920, the Okhrannaia strazha was disbanded and Orlov retired. Wounded in battle and crippled in the use of both his hands, Orlov's five-volume history is a monument to his own perseverance as much as it is to the soldiers he writes about.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Russia. Otdel'nyi korpus pogranichnoi strazhi.
    Russia--Armed Forces.